Every employee has the right to feel safe at work – but good practice isn’t always a given. Businesses continue to sidestep health and safety basics such as risk assessments, compliance policies and staff training.

There’s no excuse for poor working conditions and protecting your team is simpler and more cost effective than you may think.

We’ve created a practical checklist to help you establish solid safety standards and stick to them for the long term.

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When implementing a compliance programme, it pays to look at the whole health and safety picture. Businesses generally focus on physical protection measures such as guarding on dangerous machinery, but there are hidden hazards related to the same piece of equipment. Ensure you’re addressing more subtle safety issues like hearing damage from excessive noise or asthma from wood dust inhalation.

Use the checklist to cover key compliance concerns across your site.